Monthly Archives: June 2009

Red Hills Along Gros Ventre Road

Aspen trees grow in the valleys of the Red Hills of the Gros Ventre Mountains east of Jackson, Wyoming. (Mike Cavaroc)
Aspen trees grow in the canyons of the Red Hills along Gros Ventre Road, Wyoming.

Earlier this month I made my first drive back Gros Ventre Road east of Grand Teton National Park. Along the way were several pronghorn set against some amazing scenery, including these red hills which dominate the landscape much of the way. - Continue reading

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Great Horned Owlets in Cottonwood Tree

Two great horned owlets peek out of a tree in the Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (Mike Cavaroc)
Two great-horned owlets peer out of a nest in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Up in Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park are a couple of Great Horned Owls with two owlets tucked away in a tree. The owlets naturally are drawing all the attention as they occasionally peek their heads out to see what all the commotion is about. - Continue reading

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Black Wolf Alpha Male of the Canyon Pack

The alpha male of the Canyon Pack, a black wolf numbered 712M, wanders the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (Mike Cavaroc)
A black wolf walks over a ridge in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park.

I’m not quite sure how long I was following this wolf in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park last week, but I’m sure it was close to two hours, give or take. This was from the second-to-last series of shots I got of her as she began heading up into the mountains. - Continue reading

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Two Bison Calves Nose-to-Nose in Yellowstone National Park


Two bison calves touch nose-to-nose in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Driving into Yellowstone I came across quite a bit of rain that cleared up upon reaching the Midway Geyser Basin. One of the first things I got out to photograph was a small herd of bison crossing the road just past the Midway Geyser Basin. Naturally they had some calves with them and two of them in particular already seemed to be getting along really well. - Continue reading

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Black Wolf in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park

A black wolf on a ridge in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This is 712M of the Canyon Pack. (Mike Cavaroc)
712M of Yellowstone National Park looks over a ridge on a foggy morning in the Lamar Valley.

This wolf is the alpha male of the Canyon Pack, 712M, in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming as of May, 2009. He was found in the Lamar Valley.

The Story:
Drive through the Lamar Valley on any given day of the year and you’re bound to come across a group of people keeping a close eye on one, or several, wolves at a time. Such was the case when I was on a brief solo road trip around northern Yellowstone driving through the Lamar Valley when I came across some wolf-watchers and the tourists that had gathered around them. A few dozen people were keeping a close eye on this alpha male as he went from one ridge to another with the occasional jaunt to the river. - Continue reading

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